How can Biostrap measure respiratory rate?
With our clinical-grade wristband device, Biostrap can measure respiratory rate with an algorithm combining the following:
Changes in amplitude of the PPG signal: As someone inhales and exhales, we review the signal changes
Heart Rate Variability: We also look at the the inter-beat variability captured through the device as someone breathes in and out
Please refer to this paper for a more detailed explanation: http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/0967-3334/37/4/610/meta
Does Biostrap track active heart rate?
Short answer is: YES, you can see active HR in the Biostrap app with an external heart rate monitor! With the wristband device by itself, it’s important to note that we don’t currently take continuous or real-time measurements - including measuring ...
Why can't Biostrap currently track active heart rate?
Biostrap utilizes a clinical-quality PPG sensor with RED and InfraRed LEDs, whereas FitBit (and most of the other wearables) use GREEN LEDS. Red & IR are capable of penetrating much deeper into the tissue which helps us get very high-definition pulse ...
How do I pair my external heart rate monitor (HRM) to Biostrap for active heart rate?
We're super excited to have this integrated solution for active heart rate! We released this for iOS in September 2017, and released it for Android in March 2018. We have successfully tested with the following devices: Polar H7 Polar H10 Polar OH1 ...
How does Biostrap track sleep?
Biostrap tracks sleep in two ways: With our standard auto-sleep detection. With our optional sleep subscription feature, Sleep Lab. With our standard sleep tracking, Biostrap auto-detects sleep data and displays: Sleep Score - The quality of today’s ...
How can Biostrap track or recognize any exercise or activity?
Biostrap can be made to learn any repetitious activity. With our wristband-shoeclip pairing, Biostrap provides comprehensive data unmatched by other wearable products on the market. We monitor heart rate, blood oxygen saturation, respiratory rate, ...